Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Warzaw - Black Magic Satellite

Following hot on the heels of their outstanding debut album, which was released at the beginning of 2021, Norway’s Warzaw is back with their follow-up Black Magic Satellite.  Once again they’ve done a fantastic job of churning out eleven cuts of gritty 80’s-styled metal overflowing with crunchy guitar riffs, a bit of glam and punk, and tons of hooks.  The band sets the pace right out the gate with the double shot, high energy blasts of “Santa Mira” and “Fierce Attitude” and with the exception of a few tracks, maintain that vibe with “Lightning From The Clear Sky”, “Circular Talk”, “Altar of Pleasure” and the epic six minute closing cut “Sabres Of Flesh and Blood” among the highlights.  They do switch things up a little on a couple tracks, with “Shot of Poison”, a slower track that has a Dio vibe and my favorite “Where The Bodies Are Buried”, which has a bit of a groove to it.  The musicianship here is top-notch from start to finish, with some very impressive guitar work throughout, and sounds like the work of seasoned veterans.  A highly recommended release. 

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